Exploration in Using Algae to Enhance Indoor Environment in the Tropical Climate

ISMAIL, Muhammad Azzam and MUSTAFA AL-OBAIDI, Karam (2019). Exploration in Using Algae to Enhance Indoor Environment in the Tropical Climate. In: 2019 2nd Asia Conference on Energy and Environment Engineering (ACEEE). IEEE.

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    Abstract

    This paper discusses an exploration in algae application as a sun shading device for buildings. Four basic algae photobioreactors were constructed to investigate the effectiveness of Chlorella species to reduce direct sunlight transmission and solar heat gain in the Tropical climate of Kuala Lumpur. From the experiment, algae flat panel photobioreactor with direct carbon dioxide supply manage to reduce up to 44.9% of heat gain due to solar radiation on average. The overall solar transmission was also reduced to only 25% on average. These indicate that algae have the potential to be used as sun shading material for buildings.

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    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1109/aceee.2019.8816895
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 10:58
    Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 12:18
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/25099

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